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New Competition Brings Innovation to Diabetes Management

A new competition to bring innovation into the daily lives of type 2 diabetes patients was launched on April 10. The Alexa Diabetes Challenge is calling on innovators to create Alexa voice-enabled solutions to improve the lives of those with type 2 diabetes. The $250,000, multi-stage, prize competition is sponsored by Merck & Co., and...
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April 22 March for Science Preview: Q&A with Joanna Spencer-Segal

MfS_Logo_from_Postcard On April 22, the largest rally in support of science ever – the March for Science – will take place in Washington, D.C., and simultaneously in more than 400 cities across the U.S. and the world. Hundreds of thousands of scientists and science advocates will come together with one voice to call for support for...
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Reflections of a Memorable Year Full of Landmark Accomplishments

Kronenberg, Henry (PE 2015) As I reach the end of my presidential term, I am impressed by how much has been accomplished in such a short time. It has been a wonderful experience and a great honor to serve as president of this remarkable society. I was frankly a bit fearful when I started, but quickly found enormous pleasure...
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Let the Sunshine In: New Studies Illuminate Vitamin D

shutterstock_138340673 Two recent studies in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shed light on various factors that affect vitamin D levels in the body. The links between vitamin D and certain forms of contraception as well as how it can be impacted by endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been given a closer look by endocrine researchers. Because...
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Endocrine Society Issues Scientific Statement to Improve Detection of Curable Forms of Hypertension

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of hypertension that can be cured with surgery or treated effectively with medication. Without effective screening, common hormonal causes of hypertension, such as the disorder termed “primary aldosteronism,” often go undiagnosed and untreated. This can leave individuals...
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Freelance Reporter Receives Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

Lindsey Konkel, a New Jersey-based freelance reporter, received the Endocrine Society’s annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, the Society announced today. Konkel was honored at the Society’s 99th Annual Meeting & Expo in Orlando, Fla., for her coverage of how exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can affect the development of the placenta,...